The work is based on a slave narrative acquired in 2019 by the Library of Congress and published online. The composers discussed their journey as they tried to peel back layers of time to imagine the reality of the narrative’s author, Omar ibn Said, a Muslim scholar adjusting to life in slavery in a new land.
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